Category Archives: Civil Rights

Coretta Speaks

With all the discussion about what Joseph Lowrey said, it’s probably a good time to remember some of the things Coretta Scott King said. Here’s a video of a speech she delivered upon receiving an award from the Human Rights … Continue reading

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Still Uppity, After All These Years

I guess  Joseph Lowery and I — along with the people who stood and applauded his remarks at Coretta Scott King’s funeral — just don’t get how black folks are supposed to behave at funerals. (Nevermind how many opportunities there … Continue reading

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Coretta Would Have Said Amen

This is something people might want to see. Rev. Joseph Lowry got a standing ovation during his remarks at Coretta Scott King’s funeral today. We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. [Standing Ovation] But Coretta … Continue reading

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Phelps to Protest Coretta Scott King Funeral

Via Jasmyn Cannick comes more interesting news about Coretta Scott King’s funeral. Apparently, Fred Phelps is bringing his group to protest the funeral due to King’s support for lesbian & gay equality. The virulently anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka, … Continue reading

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Claiming Coretta

I felt sad this morning when I got the news that Coretta Scott King died. Then, as passed by a television tuned to CNN this morning and heard the announcer say that “friend of the family” Bishop Eddie Long would … Continue reading

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MLK, A Dream Deterred

Imagine, for a moment, anyone saying stuff like this today.

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From Justice to “Just Us”

Give me strength. Black ministers are now praying for discrimination against others to remain legal, and invoking the civil rights movement while they do it. Huddled in prayer on the first floor of the City-County Building, leaders of more than … Continue reading

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The Riderless Bus Seat

Guess who I sat next to on the bus this morning. Technorati Tags: current events, civil rights, race

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Rosa Parks

Has died. What can I say, but “Thank you”? Technorati Tags: civil rights, current events, religion

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Holy Harriet Miers

I’ve hear all about how dissatisfied conservatives are with the Harriet Miers Supreme Court nomination. I’ve heard George Will bemoan it. Even stranger, I’ve heard liberal bloggers support her nomination and even seemingly morph into “Miers Boosters.” And I’m starting … Continue reading

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Keep the Vote Alive

I’m not going to be in Atlanta for the Keep the Vote Alive march, so I figure the least I can do is post about it, in case folks reading here don’t know about the march or its purpose. So, … Continue reading

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